Health

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Is sharing a selfie on Facebook an effective way to stop someone who is seriously considering taking their life? The truth is, we really don't know writes Helen Christensen.

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A world-first clinical trial led by UNSW to assess whether medicinal cannabis can enhance the quality of life for patients with advanced cancer will enrol its first patients in the coming months.

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The accuracy of reported high rates of type 2 diabetes in some Pacific Island nations has been questioned, after Australian researchers found deficiencies in the methods used to test for the disease.

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In front of a full house at Leighton Hall at UNSW, former Director of the US National Institute of Mental Health Dr Tom Insell discusses tthe emerging global health emergency posed by mental illness and suicide, and how the public and news media seem unaware of the immensity of the statistics and

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The world is facing a global health emergency as the rates of mental illness and suicide increase, one of the world’s foremost mental health experts, Dr Tom Insel, has told a packed audience at UNSW’s Wallace Wurth lecture.

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Programs aimed at keeping high-risk young people out of jail will only work if they also target multiple risk factors, such as alcohol, substance use or risky sexual behaviour, a new study has found.

David Sinclair

Science has traditionally tried to fight disease as the key to longer life. But what if the solution is to target the body’s ageing process itself?

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Australia is up to ten years ahead of the rest of the world in using digital technology to improve mental health care, according to Google Life Sciences' Dr Tom Insel.

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For the second year running UNSW researchers have topped the Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grants, winning a combined $1.9 million in funding.     

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More young Australians are using a very pure form of ecstasy crystals, with a significant number bingeing on stimulants for up to 48 hours, according to key findings presented today by UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. 

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